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2020 Annual Meeting

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Begins11/29/2020
Meeting Ends12/11/2020

Call for Papers Opens: 1/7/2020
Call for Papers Closes: 3/11/2020

Requirements for Participation

Synoptic Gospels

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Synoptic Gospels section invites proposals for its open session on the content or formation of any of the Synoptic Gospels. We especially welcome papers that address the relationship between two or more Gospels or that deal with themes touching on multiple Gospels. We also invite proposals for an open session on pedagogy and the synoptic problem, that is, on clear and creative ways of teaching the synoptic problem in the classroom. In addition, we will co-sponsor two invited sessions: one with the Ritual in the Biblical World section to review Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism by Matthew Thiessen (Baker, 2020); and a second with the Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and Negotiating the Roman Imperial World section for a strategic review of The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, ed. by Helen Bond, Chris Keith, Christine Jacobi, and Jens Schröter (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2019).

Program Unit Chairs

Elizabeth Shively
Stephen C. Carlson

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